Zaki Razak says…
“Kaizan’s revision of traditional Malay dance emphasises on the exploration of non-linear gestures, interventionist approaches and collaborative exchanges. Kaizan aims to break the conventions of cultural rites and offers the audience a fresh narrative – based on the critical study of mainstream Malay culture.”
Randai is a folk theatre of the Minangkabau ethnic group, usually performed as a theatre-in-the-round to achieve equality and unity between audience members and performers. Randai performances are a synthesis of alternating martial arts dances, songs, and acted scenes.
There’s Something About Me
For the 2nd year of The Substation’s Associate Artist Research Programme (AARP), our current batch of Associate Artists will be inviting emergent artists to present their work in a monthly series of lecture-presentations. An expansion to the AARP, There’s Something About Me is a new platform for our Associate Artists to introduce artists whom they personally believe in, and initiate dialogue and sharing within the artists and public community about their works.
About Kaizan Crew
Kaizan Crew, a name devised by Osman Abdul Hamid, one of the pioneers and principal choreographers in Malay dance, comprises different personalities from diverse groups exploring new modes of practices in contemporary Malay dance. Kaizan’s first appearance as a crew was at Esplanade Presents: Muare 2011 Malay Dance Festival and Esplanade Presents: Pesta Raya 2011. Kaizan is currently led by choreographer Norisham Osman.